TREVANION, William (1727-67), of Carhayes, nr. Tregony, Cornw.
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Family and Education
Groom of the bedchamber to Prince of Wales Apr. 1749-Mar. 1751; auditor of the duchy of Cornw. June 1751-d.
In 1747 Trevanion was returned on his family’s interest at Tregony against the candidates of the Prince of Wales. ‘Mr. Trevanion’, wrote Thomas Pitt, the Prince’s election manager in Cornwall, 3 July 1747, ‘is most certainly not of age ... but the difficulty is to find proof of it’.1 Classed as a government supporter he went over to the Prince of Wales, whose household he joined in 1749, but rejoined the Pelhams after the Prince’s death, when he was given a duchy of Cornwall office of £220 p.a.
He died 24 Jan. 1767.
Ref Volumes: 1715-1754
Author: Eveline Cruickshanks
- 1. HMC Fortescue, i. 120.